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  1. Are human rights individual rights, or do they also include group rights?
  2. The Ralph Bunche website provides an intriguing question: Are we, citizens of the United States, doing a good job of upholding the rights listed in The Declaration of Universal Rights?  Why or why not:?
  3. In her article entitled Anthropologists, Cultural Relativism, and Universal Rights, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban states that:

“Cultural relativism, long a key concept in anthropology, asserts that since each culture has its own values and practices, anthropologists (and outside viewers of a society) should not make value judgments about cultural differences. As a result, anthropological pedagogy has stressed that the study of customs and norms should be value-free, and that the appropriate role of the anthropologist is that of observer and recorder.”  

Some think that Anthropologists should not just observe culture but take a stand on key human-rights issues.  Do you agree?

choose one of these questions and answer it in 4 paragraphs